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Sports Briefs – February 3, 2011

Area man nominated as a Hero of Hockey

In the lead up to Hockey Day in Michigan, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association office received nominations for Heroes of Hockey Day from all over the state. Mark Nebel of Marquette is one of four individuals selected for this prestigious award that took place on Saturday (Jan. 29).

Mark Nebel (Marquette, Mich.)

This Hero of Hockey Day received the greatest outpouring of support from his hockey community. Marquette native Mark Nebel coached at least one hockey team for 18 straight seasons in his hometown. He has coached at every level of youth hockey, as young as mites and as old as midgets, and has also been on staff for the Marquette High School squad. One season, he was on the coaching staff for three different teams in Marquette. He also had a stint in officiating, working midget AAA, high school and NCAA hockey. This marks the first season in almost two decades that Nebel has not coached at least one team in the Marquette area. Hockey parents in the area are quick to praise his upbeat attitude, his passion for his community, and love for children and the game of hockey.

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The following are other nominees for Hockey Day in Michigan:

Roger Parr (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.)

Ron Baum (Kentwood, Mich.)

Mike Rucinski (East Lansing, Mich.)

— NMU Sports Information

Track team competes at Wisconsin tourney

The Northern Michigan women’s track and field team competed at the Wisconsin Women’s Invitational in Madison, Wis. on Saturday (Jan. 29). The Wildcats competed against Division I athletes from five schools in the Midwest, finishing sixth with a team score of 47.

Bailey Franklin was NMU’s top finisher as she was second in the pentathlon with 3,335 points and qualified as a provisional for nationals in the event. She also broke the school record that she set last season in the pentathlon. Brooke Granquist (2,954) and Melissa Christiensen (2,939) were fourth and fifth in the event.

In other field events Jaime Roberts finished third in the pole vault, clearing 11’ 10”, Franklin was seventh in the triple jump 36’ 4.25” and Samara White was eleventh in the long jump with a jump of 15’ 11.75”.

Catherine Angeli finished fifth in the 200m dash (25.66) and seventh in the 60-meter dash (7.94). Katy Lafayette was eleventh in the 200m dash (26.82) and Brittnee Balbierz was thirteenth (26.96).

Sydney Schutlz and Sara Turschak finished twelfth and thirteenth respectively, in the 400m dash.

The ‘Cats had two top 15 finishers in the mile when Kristen Schulz finished 11th (5:27.77) and Nora Kiilunen finished 12th (5:28.97). Katrina Lamansky was 12th in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:46.23.

The Wildcats get back to action next weekend when they travel to the Pointer Invitational in Stevens Point, Wis.

— NMU Sports Information

NMU women’s soccer team holding open tryouts next week in Superior Dome

The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team will be holding an open tryout in the Superior Dome on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Registration will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m., which will be followed by the tryout.

The tryout will consist of skill work followed by a scrimmage. The turf in the Superior Dome will be down, so any soccer shoe will work. Participants are asked to bring shin guards, a water bottle and other appropriate soccer gear.

Individuals interested in the tryout must meet the criteria of a high school senior who is on track to graduate in May or June and exhausted high school eligibility, a junior college transfer, or a four-year transfer who has a release from their current university. All participants will need to bring a copy of their high school transcript, test scores and a current physical taken within the past 12 months.

If you are interested in participating in the tryout or if you have any questions, call NMU women’s assistant soccer coach Joe Gillespie at (906)-227-2195 or email ([email protected]). Each interested individual must RSVP before Feb. 6 in order to participate in the tryout.

Information about NMU soccer can be found at:

— NMU Sports Information

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